February 9, 2010

Slavery in Cuba

by Teresa Cárdenas

Perro Viejo has been a slave his entire life. His only memories of the past 50 years are of work, cruelty, fear and sadness. He can't even remember his real name. Now Perro Viejo is tired. He often imagines his own death or of going far, far away. But then Beira insists that they help Aísa, a ten-year-old runaway slave, escape.

A moving story of the inhumanity of slavery.

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